Joanna Gaines flaunts blossoming baby bump on cover of The Magnolia Journal

Baby No. 5 is almost here! Joanna Gaines appeared on the cover of the Summer 2018 issue of The Magnolia Journal, and she looked absolutely gorgeous.

The former "Fixer Upper" star donned a floral frock in a magnolia yellow hue, no less, on the cover as she flaunted her blossoming baby bump. She kept her makeup light, which we expected from the natural beauty, and styled her long brunette tresses in a beautiful braid. Joanna is due to give birth to her fifth child with husband Chip this summer, though the exact date is unknown. 

The Magnolia Journal's latest issue is all about summer, as stated in Joanna's editor's letter.

The Magnolia Table

"I love that summer chooses to greet us this way: slow, steady, and full of anticipation. Before long, we're happily soaking up its daily offerings of boundless sun and the lighter night sky," Joanna wrote.

From details of Chip and Jo's impromptu daytime date to why Chip thinks you should "live every day like it's Saturday," the issue is jam-packed with articles that reflect a "deep desire to know."

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10 facts you didn't know about 'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines
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They both attended Baylor University, but the two actually didn't meet in school! 

Jo's father owned tire shop and he saw a picture of her hanging behind the store counter. He convinced himself he was gonna marry Jo even before they had actually met.

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Jo was a communications major at Baylor University and she had dreams of becoming a broadcast journalist. 

Before getting her big break on "Fixer Upper," she actually appeared in commercials for her father's tire shop. Chip eventually used the commercial in a pick-up line when they first met ... and the rest is history!

As for Chip, he had other aspirations, like being a baseball player or politician. 

If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Chip stays loyal to his favorite clothing brands. In fact, he's worn the same style of jeans and boots since they got married in 2003 -- Gap 1969 standard-fit jeans and Ariat boots.

His ladylove, on the other hand, prefers Citizen low-rise skinny jeans and Frye boots. 

As you can probably tell from all their renovations on "Fixer Upper," Jo loves to decorate with pretty blooms and greenery. Her favorite flower? Pink antique roses.
Chip and Jo's Pinterest-perfect farmhouse sits on 40 acres of land, which is just big enough for their 60 animals to roam around in.
Jo knew the value of hard work even when she was very young. Her first job? At an all-you-can-eat buffet. To this day, she says still appreciates buffet lines, but her husband has different thoughts on the matter.

The couple's first fixer-upper home? Their very own abode that they started working on soon after their honeymoon. The 1,700-square-foot Victorian home they currently live in is the ninth home they've lived in and renovated together.

The name "Magnolia," which they named all their businesses after (Magnolia Homes, Magnolia Market, Magnolia Farms) holds a special meaning. When they first started dating, Chip would bring blooms from Magnolia trees to Jo.

The Gaines family doesn't own a television! They go over to a friend's house every week to watch their own "Fixer Upper" episodes or in their hotel room during trips.

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For the former HGTV stars, this issue is special because it'll be the last one before their fifth child arrives. In the latest issue of People, Jo revealed that her pregnancy came as a total surprise.

"I had been feeling a little emotional and crazy and thought, 'Wow, this isn’t me,'" she said. "Then all of a sudden I realized, 'Hey, I remember this.' When I saw the results of the test, my jaw dropped. Chip was in the driveway about to leave when I called him back and said, 'We’re pregnant!'" 

RELATED: Inside Chip and Jo's home:

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Inside Chip and Joanna Gaines' home
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Inside Chip and Joanna Gaines' home
Played in the dirt this weekend and spruced up the front porch with a variety of hydrangea plants. Now time for a Sunday nap 💚 #homebody #andplantladytoo
It's time for bed but I was determined to find a perfect spot for this metal verse. #fourthtimesthecharm
One day I will show you what's inside this extra large hutch... #dishjunky #farmhouse
May your day be Merry and Bright! #merrychristmas
Rearranging living room today made the space feel so much bigger. #monstertreeisgone #rearranginganditfeelssogood #farmhouse
This rainy day is making it really hard for me to leave for work. #homebody
I may have gained ten pounds today... #christmasbaking
Formal sitting room turned office. Chk out the details on my site. #makeyourspacesworkforyou
Day 10: allergies aren't fun and they got the best of me tonight. So I did some sit ups and called it a day. Showing up is the hardest part #healthybody #healthymind #youcandoit
Excited to announce that soon and very soon you will be able to get the farmhouse style online and at our storefront boutique! #openingmay2014
A farmhouse for the dolls, fairies, and other lucky miniatures. #farmhouse
The hardest thing about bunk beds is when you have to actually make the bed. I just got simple striped sheets #potterybarn and a nice throw blanket #target for the edge of the bed. This cuts the time in half and it still has a finished casual look
Boys bathroom after a good cleaning. #howdoesitgetsodirty #farmhousestyle magniolia farms vanity built by @ckharp
Upstairs reading nook #ifonlyiwasareader #farmhouse
Are you crafting this summer? #imnotbutwishiwas #createandinspire
The jasmine vines are finally doing their thing and framing out the front of the greenhouse
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Of course, Chip was ecstatic when he heard the news! In fact, Jo's pregnancy was perfect timing -- the couple was about to wrap up the last season of "Fixer Upper."

"We had a lot on our plates, and at some point, you have to call those shots when you feel like you need a break," Joanna said of ending the show.

For more on Chip and Jo, watch the video above!

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